This small series consists of several isolated AEI Music Commuter Pop releases from the early 2000s.
These discs were provided to me as ISO files with minimal documentation, therefore what little information I have here (including writeups (TEXT option), as was the case with the Red Robin discs) was what I was able to suss out from examining the disc image. In the early 2000s AEI were shipping discs in boxes approximately the size of the ones DVD-Video discs came in, with full-length billboard cards. The cards supplied with these discs were cropped by the original subscriber to approximately 4.75"^2, ostensibly to fit a standard CD jewel box or a wallet, therefore the EZ-code which would have been printed at the bottom of the card was lost to time. Therefore the production dates (given in the "music" block in the disc's file system) will be used in lieu of it. I do know Red Robin were using Commuter Pop instore before the AEI/DMX merger, when the library was discontinued in favour of DMX's similar (but more general) Adult Contemporary library. At this time AEI were also in the habit of listing each disc with an ancillary production subtitle that appeared adjacent the main library name; another unusual AEI "touch" that was discontinued with the DMX merger.
Folio: Pop Library: Commuter Pop Series: Soundscapes Title: "Commuter Pop: Adult Contemporary Pop" Programme subtitle: "Fun & Frisky Adult Pop" Programme number: unknown Production code: 5474 09-1234 Production date: 2000 Feb 16 Released: March 2000? Programme start: unknown Disc type: base case Audio format: level B-stereo Programme blocks: 4
DOWNLOADING The downsampled 32000 Hz 320 Kb MP3 blocks were manually encoded and uploaded by me, from files derived from the disc's 37800 Hz ADPCM audio. These files were encoded using the "--resample 32000 -q0" option in LAME 3.99.5 (Linux). This is because 37800 Hz is not specified in the MP3 standard, and LAME's default behaviour is to downsample to the nearest valid sample rate. Therefore, the MP3 version is mainly intended for previewing in Archive's built-in Web player. While of acceptable quality, I don't recommend them for optimal listening. Master audio binaries are in 37800 Hz 2-channel ADPCM format.